Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A change of medium

 At least I won't be bitchin' about the same old things!

This was the first time I've worked with oil pastels, which were applied directly to the canvas and blended with a pencil eraser.

Yeah, it was fun to do. There's an ease of use and a degree of control that's almost effortless. To get just the effect I want, where and how I want it without having to make allowance for the limitations of cloth....it may be a long fiber sabbatical. Now to learn a little more about the possibilities of oil pastels and how these relate to that wonderful set of Shiva Oil sticks I was given and have let languish.


doina said...

Go on, it's just the first step - you know it's what you do best :)Colour is a major in your stuff, so go for it in all possible ways. Just be patient with yourself, time will tell that doing what you love is the best we can hope for.

Rosemary@semo.net said...

This may be a different medium, but it's pure Deb L. Your voice speaks clearly. Listen, and this voice can guide you out of the doldrums. Love you!

Denise Aumick said...

Deb...is this done with watercolors or acrylics? It looks wonderful! This has your thumbprint all over it.